Thursday, August 2, 2012

A few flowers

Today is the day for flower shots. These were all found in the Wilhelma Botanical Gardens in Stuttgart.

Backgrounds in photographs have become nearly as important for me as the foregrounds. They are, after all, in the picture and can either distract from the overall impact of the picture or add to it.

Sometimes you can fill the frame and not worry about there being any background at all (to speak of).

Calla lilies are such beautiful flowers when they are fresh and the main blossom reflects the sunlight onto the powdered stamen. I can understand now why my mother liked to have the around the house and why they often served as subjects for her paintings.

I sold a print of this gorgeous orchid to a friend who just opened a Rolfing practice in Stuttgart. It looks great blown up to 50 x 70 cm.

The light falling on these two camelia blossoms couldn't have been nicer as it filtered through the roof of the green house. The high-quality of the Tamron 90mm macro lens helped preserve the precious details of these shots.

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